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Never Fall Behind with Smartphones

At the train station today I noticed a stack of people just staring at their phones. I was one of them, and if I’m honest I’ve become a phone zombie too. However, despite how mainstream mobile phones have become in society, many people don’t use them to

Why I have (hopefully temporarily) ditched Windows Phone for iOS…

Reader’s beware: this is very much a first world problem!  Nonetheless, for those interested in tech matters it is a real issue.  So, without further ado, here’s my story. Much has been written lately about long-time Windows Phone users switching to other platforms.  This article blames the

It seems there might be a Lumia 1020 successor after all

Cast your mind back a few months, I wrote this article here where I basically questioned what was going on with the Microsoft and the successor to the Lumia 1020. Well over the weekend things have changed, some leaked images show what looks like a metallic new

A look at the Aspire Switch 10

Acer have sent us to Edinburgh and have loaned us a number of devices – the Acer Liquid Leap (a fitness band), the Acer Liquid Jade (a shockingly slender smartphone), the Iconia Tab 8 and the device I’m using to type this out – the Aspire Switch

Black Friday – O2 Nokia Lumia Deals

There’s a number of offers available on Lumia. First of all, the Nokia Lumia 1020, which we reviewed here, is down to £169.99 on O2 Pay As You Go. You can get it in yellow or black and there’s a free grip with it too. Head to

Kabbee introduces a London superhero

Well OK then, I’ll give these guys some airtime as they’ve been bugging me to heck about their app. Kabbee is a licensed minicab price comparison and booking website for Londoners. There’s an app for iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone too. You just whack in your

Cortana puts this guy in a spin.

Well this guy just takes the biscuit. There was me, pedalling on a mountain bike from London to Paris a few months ago for charity. I was pretty impressed with myself, but no – this guy has done a loop-the-loop on his bike. Pah… not fair. Microsoft,

Nokia Lumia 830 – Review

The range of Lumia phones is rather expansive, there are a whole range of phones spanning from the lowly Lumia 520 through to the enourmous and powerful Lumia 1520. The 8xx series Lumia have always felt odd to me, the 820 was overshadowed by the cameras in

Hey, what’s your thoughts on the new Android ads?

You’ve seen the iPhone and iPod adverts. They’ve been copied quite heavily by other manufacturers. You’ve seen the Windows Phone ads too, which are currently pushing Cortana quite heavily and showing how it performs up against Siri.. But, at the moment for me at least, the raft

Want a cheap PAYG handset? Three have just cut some prices

This, my fine friends, is the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. I reviewed it about a year ago. There’s me sitting in my car with the phone, which was about £300 at the time (and indeed you’ll still find it for £299 from Samsung direct) however…. Today Three

Microsoft confirms WP10 will come to all WP8 Lumia handsets

A shorty but a goody. Long suspected, or rather long hoped for, Microsoft have now confirmed via the official Lumia Twitter account that all current Lumia handsets running Windows Phone 8 will get upgraded to Windows Phone 10. In addition, new handsets will be released once the OS

Freebies with Lumia 735 on O2

Just in case you cannot decide which of the myriad mid-range Windows Phone handsets to purchase, O2 are offering a free speaker and charging plate, worth a respectable £60. The phone itself is available in black or a garish shade of green, to which the freebies are colour

Is this the launch of the Microsoft Band in the UK?

In the past it was Apple that was famed for being able to keep its launches secret until the actual launch (fancy that!). Now you could argue that pre-launch leaks generate interest and publicity and as we all know, tech companies feed on every morsel they can

Microsoft announce the Lumia 535

The Lumia brand is now well and truly a Microsoft one and to drill this point home Microsoft have announced their first own brand phone. The Lumia 535 and it’s even got “Microsoft” stamped on the back. As you’d expect from a low end 5 series Lumia

Nokia Lumia 735 review

Nokia would like as many people as possible to get a Windows Phone in their hands and enjoy the experience. In fact Microsoft would also like that as it helps build out their platform even further, which is why the two companies working together under the Microsoft brand

Would you buy a phone with “Microsoft” on the front?

Here’s a question for your Friday morning. Imagine yourself in a mobile phone shop. To your right there’s a stack of iPhones with the instantly-recognisable Apple logo. To your left, some Galaxy handsets with the Samsung branding. Then, in the centre, a phone with this written on

Nokia. Thank you for the memories.

Bear with me here, because I’m in a rather strange mood after listening to a pirate radio DJ shouting “Oh my days” several times this morning and “Oi Oi” quite a lot. I think it’s gone to my head. Nokia, as you’ll know already, is dead. We

Is Lumia Emerald the next firmware update?

The thing about rumours is that it’s nigh on impossible to prove or disprove them at the time and afterwards, when reality bites, most people won’t apologise for misleading. Take this one with a large pitch of salt but the next version of firmware to hit Lumia